Eight new CASA volunteers take the oath

May 18, 2022 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA is pleased to announce that eight new volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge William Bain during a swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Courthouse on Tuesday.

These volunteers completed 30 hours of training and they are now Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who will be appointed to open Dependency & Neglect cases by a judge so that they may advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children.

These volunteers will be a steady and trusted presence for children who, due to no fault of their own, must navigate the child welfare system.

Congratulations new CASA Volunteers Vanessa Anderson, Ruth Barnett-Alvarez, Kevin Bent, Onnastasia Cole, Dennis Geoffroy, Melina Hafflety, David Kitazono, Bennae Pastor-Clark, and John Sanford.

In a twelve-month period, there are about 900 kids in the Pikes Peak Region who need a CASA volunteer.

More volunteers are needed. Anyone in the community who is interested in changing the life of a child is invited to attend an upcoming Volunteer Information Session. The next session is at the CASA office on June 2 from 12-1. RSVP here.